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Naimul Karim

Bangladesh tries new way to aid flood-hit families: cash up front

Jul 25 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Parvin Begum, who saw her home on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh steadily devoured by floods this month, feels lucky.

Bangladesh police arrest 12 as Rohingya trafficking fears rise

Jul 19 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has arrested 12 men suspected of targeting Rohingya refugees for trafficking, police said on Friday, amid concerns over the growing desperation of the refugees.

After Libyan bombing, Bangladeshis wait for injured migrants' return

Jul 18 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six months ago, Sajjad Hossain left Bangladesh hoping to build a new life in Europe, but he is now waiting to be sent home after being injured by an air strike in Libya.

Bangladesh boosts efforts to stop trafficking of Rohingya amid U.S. criticism

Jul 09 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh is striving to stop Rohingya refugees from being trafficked but the crackdown will "take some time", an official said after the United States criticized the South Asian nation in its annual report on nations' efforts to tackle trafficking.

'Broken dreams' - Bangladesh's returning migrants struggle at home

Jul 01 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many poor Bangladeshis, Komol Shohlagar thought moving overseas for work would change his life. It did - but not in the way he hoped.

Bangladeshis trafficked to Vanuatu to start returning home

Jun 17 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 100 Bangladeshis trafficked to the remote island of Vanuatu with the promise of work that never materialized will start returning home this month, an official said on Monday.

Bangladesh to charge 16 over murder of teenager burned to death

May 28 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh is to charge 16 people over the murder of a teenager burned to death last month, police said on Tuesday, in the latest case to highlight the treatment of women in the country.

In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats keep healthcare afloat

May 21 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh, several hours from the nearest hospital, Abdul Jalil believed he was destined to die blind.

Bangladesh arrests three trafficking suspects after migrant drownings

May 17 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh arrested three suspects in a human trafficking ring on Friday after dozens of migrants from the South Asian country drowned trying to reach Europe, police said.

Bangladesh charges eight over murder of LGBT+ activists

May 13 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladeshi authorities have charged eight members of a banned Islamist group over the murder of two LGBT+ activists hacked to death three years ago, police said on Monday.

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